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How to make closed captions bigger on YouTube?

Have you ever encountered too-small subtitles in a video? Today, I want to share how to make closed captions bigger on YouTube so everyone can enjoy the content without difficulties.

Below, I will guide you through the process, adapted to different devices so you can enjoy this functionality no matter where you access it.

Increasing the size of subtitles on YouTube

Surely, you have seen videos with small subtitles. For people with good vision, this does not represent any difficulty... But it will be for others.

And it's always good to know how to make closed captions bigger to help everyone have the best viewing experience possible.

Also, some people may want to enlarge the subtitles if the video is viewed on a small screen to see and fully understand all the content.

For these reasons, it is important to know how to enlarge subtitles on YouTube. Here's how to do it.

Steps to Make Closed Captions Bigger on YouTube

The steps are slightly different if you do it from a computer, an Android device, an iPhone or iPad, or a TV or game console. Here are the steps and how to do them on each device.

Increase the size of YouTube subtitles on a computer.

If you have a computer or laptop, here are the steps:

  • Look for the "Settings" button in the YouTube player (the little cogwheel located at the bottom right).
  • Select "Subtitles" (you can change the language there if you wish).
  • Now go to "Options," and you will be able to change the percentage of size you want to enlarge the subtitles and change the font, color, and background.

How to make closed captions bigger on YouTube

  • From there, you can change the font size % if you want to enlarge the subtitles.

How to make closed captions bigger on YouTube 2024

Once you have made your choices close the menu, and you can view the video with the larger subtitles.

Increase the size of YouTube subtitles on Android.

Another easy alternative to enlarge the subtitles on YouTube is using the computer keyboard. Start by activating the subtitles by touching the “C” key while the video is playing. You just have to touch the “+” key to increase its size.
It may happen that if they are made too large, they cover the screen too much and distract from the content. Then, you can access “Settings” of the subtitles and adjust other elements, such as a semi-transparent background, to improve readability.
If you end up with subtitles that are too big, you can choose a smaller size in the “Settings” menu or press the “-” key on your keyboard until you reach the size you prefer.

How to make closed captions bigger on YouTube on Android

To do it from a device with Android technology, here are the steps:

  • Access your profile.
  • Press “Settings”.
  • Press “Subtitles.”
  • Now press “Subtitle Style and Size” to enlarge the size and change the default font.

Increase the size of YouTube subtitles on iPhone and iPad

How to make closed captions bigger on YouTube on Iphone

Here are the steps for these devices:

  • Go to “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad device.
  • Go to “Accessibility”.
  • Find the “Listening” section and press “Subtitles.”
  • Press “Style” to enlarge the size and change the style and font the system shows you.
  • Press “Create New Style” for more colors, sizes, and font types.

How to make closed captions bigger on YouTube from TVs or game consoles

How to make closed captions bigger on YouTube from TVs or game consoles

You can also configure subtitles from your television or game consoles with these steps:

  • Pause the video you are viewing.
  • Press “Subtitles.”
  • Select the language you want for the subtitles.
  • Select “Subtitle Style.”
  • Now, you just have to choose the option you want to customize; you can change the font size, design, background, and window in which the subtitles are displayed.

To consider: YouTube subtitles.

Although almost all videos currently have subtitles, if they do not, the “CC” icon may appear, but you cannot select it. And if the “CC” icon does not appear, the video's subtitles are unavailable.

Conclusions

With the step guide in this post, it will be very easy to make closed captions bigger on YouTube; thus, everyone can see and understand the content perfectly.

Nowadays, subtitles are essential for any video. If you ever come across a video without subtitles, with ScriptMe, you can generate them almost in real time with just a few clicks. This way, you can enjoy your subtitled videos or make them more attractive to your audience. In addition to subtitles, you can also generate transcripts for YouTube.

Emil Nikkhah
Hi, I'm Emil Nikkhah.
For over 25 years, I have successfully built several television post-production companies.
Frustrated by the high cost and slowness of manual transcription and subtitling in this industry, we decided to create ScriptMe, a powerful software for automatic transcription and subtitling.
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